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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hello out there,

Well week 2 has come to an end and i really am beginning to feel much better. there have been no "binge eating episodes but today really didn't go so well. I am finding it difficult to stay within my calorie range, not because of what i am eating but more how much I am eating. I am really trying to take things day by day.

all there is to say really is that week two has been better than week one and I am going to do even better in week three by focusing on my workout schedual, drinking my water and getting 2+ servings of fruits and vegetables :) Today is already done. tomorrow begins a new day, a nww week.

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TMORELLI 3/25/2012 11:06PM

    Every week will be better than the last and hopefully, a little bit easier.

stay strong & good luck !!

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J0ETTE 3/25/2012 11:02PM

    What more can one ask of themselves? Improvement from one week to the next... Doesn't sound blah to me.. Sounds like its what this journey is all about! I think you have had a great successful week! :)

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Week 2- Spring is here

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Well, this week is getting off to a very good start both for diet and exercise. I have been drinking tons of water and getting lots of exercise, Spring and the warm weather have arrived so getting out there is feeling even better. Lately I have been realizing that part of my overeating problem has been stemming from boredom, so yesterday I made a list of things to do when bored ( and small housetasks that I normally wouldn't think about). Things on the list include reading a book, going for a walk and calling someone. I am starting to realize that I don't have man hobbies and would like to find more things that I enjoy doing Does anyone out there have a suggestion? I am open :). Looking forward to trying new things and enjoying this prelude to summer !

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J0ETTE 3/20/2012 9:47PM

    Yeah! Realizing that boredom is a trigger is awesome!

Hobbies - hmmmm do you have a bike? Maybe that would be a good thing for you. Do you have access to places to swim?

Will keep thinking about ideas... I don't know much about you to be able to be much help I am afraid. Lol

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One Week In

Sunday, March 18, 2012

One week in and I have lost 2.6 pounds :) I am so happy with this weight loss but I know this week wasn't perfect. I didn't always stay within my calorie intake range and my workouts were not always what I wanted them to be, But I can admit that and take some precautions against failure for next week. I am going to enter in most of my meals (breakfasts and suppers) for the week and plan my lunches accordingly. as well I am going to continue to focus on drinking all my water for the day, I did well doing it this week but there a few slip ups when I didn't quite get enough and one day when i didn't get any at all. A new goal I am introducing this week is to eat two fruits and or veggies a day. I know it doesn't sound like a lot but I am hoping that small changes over times may stick better than trying to eat 5-10 a day from virtually nothing. Although I am a bit disappointed in my performance this week I do know that it is only my first week and all I can do is learn from the mistakes that I made and keep moving forward

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GOPINTOS 3/18/2012 10:55PM

    That is fantastic!


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J0ETTE 3/18/2012 2:33PM

    Oh my! You had an extremely successful first week! Congratulations! :) 2 lbs and working to stay on track.... What more could one ask for? Certainly not perfection, I hope. LOL

Babysteps are one of the critical keys to this lifestyle journey! You are doing amazing!

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DIZZYBUGS 3/18/2012 1:09PM

    emoticon on your weight loss - you are right to be happy!!

BUT please, take a minute to reflect a little more - how can you be disappointed in your performance when it's given you the results it has?! Take a step back and look at all the great choices that you made last week, all the things that you did differently, OK so you weren't perfect but hey, who is?! We must, MUST (!) acknowledge the good choices that we make most of the time and forgive ourselves those times when we don't do as well as we'd like - we have to be realistic! We have to accept that looking for perfection is like chasing the rainbow's end - it's what we do MOST of the time that matters and makes the difference - as you've proven this week!!

It's great that you're reflective and willing to learn from experience but you didn't make 'mistakes' or 'failure' last week - YOU DID GREAT!!! Keep up the good work!


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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 3/18/2012 11:20AM

    Small changes is the way to go! These are the kinds of things that will help you keep the weight off, once you lose it. And congrads on the 2.6 lbs, that's just short of 3 lbs!!! What I do is, keep one of those reusable grocery bags by my door and for every lb I lose, I add one lb of food to the bag. Then every time I pass it I do some curls with it. 3 lbs is 3 lbs. It has weight and heft to it. It's not like picking up a kid or a bag of potatoes but you can feel the weight. And that is 3 lbs you aren't carrying around anymore!

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Coach Nicole=Awesome

Friday, March 16, 2012

This morning I read an article/ blog post by coach Nicole that gave me allot of inspiration. She discussed a changing view of exercise , particularly exercise videos that gave me allot of inspiration. Nicole talked about how many fitness trainers have an elite athlete approach to their workouts while she tends to advocate do-able exercise routines that support a more balanced outlook on fitness. While I do know that it is important to have days where I push myself I realize that I shouldn't be dreading my workouts... I shouldn't kill myself in the gym .. or over exert myself during a run EVERYTIME I do it ( which really makes me not want to do it!!). I am so happy that I came across this article today and it has helped me to refocus my efforts into working out smart and in a more manageable fashion with planned hard days as opposed to 100% hard days. This was something that I really needed to read and I just know that this little perspective change is going to contribute to the sustainability of my workout plans and to meeting my weight loss goals. THANK YOU COACH NICOLE!!



Running on Low.. Filling up the Cup

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Let me first say that I am so grateful for the warm welcomes received from fellow spark people and new team members, I really appreciate it :). I would also like to say that as part of my fast break goals I have committed to journalling three times a week and can think of no better way to do this than by posting, I have decided to be totally candid in my blogs though I do welcome anyone to read.

I began this week by heading to the doctor to discuss my weight-loss goals, we discussed many issues and the topic of overeating came up a few times. I feel as though I have such little control over how much I eat. I overeat at celebrations, when I'm at home alone watching TV on the couch and when I am anxious. By nature I am a very anxious person so you can only imagine how many empty cookie boxes you would find if you took the time to dig through my trash.

Getting to the point, my primary care provider suggested to me that I might like to give the Antianxiety medication Zoloft a try as it can be used for multiple issues including anxiety, OCD , depression and PTSD. Before this suggestion I had never put myself in a category with someone who "needed this medication" and I do certainly consider myself to be average: not overly up, not overly down.. My doctor recommended that I give this prescription a try for two months and then decide if I would like to continue with it.. she thinks that my overeating is either compulsive in which case zoloft should help with that or otherwise the overeating is a result of the anxiety in my life, either way she thought it could help.

I do have mixed feelings about medications like these. I would never tell anyone not to take them , but I do feel as though it is not something to be taken lightly, and I do feel conflicted about using it for something that seems a bit.. trivial?...

In other news I have discovered pinterest! Have any of you tried it yet? I am still waiting on my invite but I still enjoy browsing others' posts and have really been motivated by it. In particular one picture/quote piece of advice really hit home with me the caption was a silhouette of woman working out with the advice that " it takes four weeks for you to notice a change in your own body, 8 weeks for your friends and family to notice, and 12 weeks for everyone else, so don't give up" I had to laugh when I read that this morning because yesterday, Day two of my spark people membership, I woke up, stood in front of the mirror in my underwear and looked for changes in my body... If only we could see results overnight! but I suppose everything worthwhile is worth waiting for and seeing that caption today really inspired me to just keep going, so that is what I will do.

For the next few days my sparkpeople goals are to post on my team walls and join my team challenges, but for today I am just going to meet my diet and workout goals with a smile and a grateful heart. I would really appreciate some feedback on some of your first weeks applying a healthy lifestyle and opinions on prescription medicines as overeating aids.

Until next time,


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GOPINTOS 3/14/2012 9:49PM

    You are not alone. Many ppl need that little extra something that maybe their body just isnt producing enough of or lacks. And please never think of it as trivial because anything that affects your health and well being, and possibly help with your weight loss goals, that certainly is nothing trivial and like you said, should not be taken lightly. I too have visited my doctor every year or so, for the last I dont know how many years, trying to figure out why I just kept gaining and gaining.... finally somehow by the grace of God, I saw the Dr. Oz show and it has changed, SAVED, my life! And somehow I landed here. Another game changer.

Anyhow, sometimes the trivial things just continue to grow and grow until one day it seems larger than life. Good for you for facing it head on and talking to your doctor and formulating a plan that you can live with. And glad you found us here. emoticon

Smile & Enjoy the rest of Your Day!
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